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Definition of Elysium

  ELYSIUM   noun
An imaginary delightful country which the ancients foolishly believed to be inhabited by the spirits of the good.  This ridiculous and mischievous fable was swept off the face of the earth by the early Christians -- may their souls be happy in Heaven!

Devil's Dictionarydefinition from:
The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911

Regular definition:
??l?z??m n. 1 (also Elysian Fields) (in Greek mythology) the abode of the blessed after death. 2 a place or state of ideal happiness. °°Elysian adj. [L f. Gk Elusion (pedion plain)]

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